[openstack-dev] [all] removing XML testing completely from Tempest

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 14:03:49 UTC 2014

On 11/24/2014 08:56 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
> Having XML payloads was never a universal part of OpenStack services.
> During the Icehouse release the TC declared that being an OpenStack
> service requires having a JSON REST API. Projects could do what they
> wanted beyond that. Lots of them deprecated and have been removing the
> XML cruft since then.
> Tempest is a tool to test the OpenStack API. OpenStack hasn't had an XML
> API for a long time.
> Given that current branchless Tempest only supports as far back as
> Icehouse anyway, after these changes were made, I'd like to propose that
> all the XML code in Tempest should be removed. If a project wants to
> support something else beyond a JSON API that's on that project to test
> and document on their own.
> We've definitively blocked adding new XML tests in Tempest anyway, but
> getting rid of the XML debt in the project will simplify it quite a bit,
> make it easier for contributors to join in, and seems consistent with
> the direction of OpenStack as a whole.

But Sean, without XML support, we will lose all of our enterprise customers!


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